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of the voters. >>> and two newspapers divided by their endorsed will join us live to discuss their selections coming up this hour. >>> and it was once considered polluted, carrying everything from trash to raw sewage but a new study shows the potomac is making a cleaner comeback. why this effects your health coming up. fox 5 morning news at 7:00 starts right now. >>> take a look outside. a beautiful start to this thursday morning. it is september 9th, 2010. thanks for being with us this morning. i'm steve chenevey. >> and i'm allison seymour. a little bit cool though. coming into fall. i can al-qaeda feel it. tony perkins showing us the rest of the day. >> a wonderful start to the day and today will be a very, very nice day. want to show you the satellite radar. not just for the region but for the eastern united states. we're in the clear this morning. you have plenty of clear sky and sunshine. things look really good. pleasant start to the day. out to west, that's where there is a lot of rain. that associated with hermine, the remnants of what was tropical storm hermine bringing heavy rain t
day weekend. sarah simmons is joining us live with the latest. >> reporter: well some people have already had their vacation plans interrupted early. from what we know this morning, we know that folks on the north carolina island of ocracoke have been evacuated as well as hatteras island is also being evacuated. now we've learned within the hour. and hurricane earl is now a category three. it has been downgraded but make no mistake about it here, it can still do a lot of damage with winds packing up to 125 miles per hour right now. maryland emergency officials are meeting today about the impact it's expected to have on ocean city. the mayor there said they have about 200,000 people there now leading up to this big labor day weekend. city officials are also warning swimmers about the dangerous riptides there in the water. now here in d.c. they don't expect much from hurricane earl. however, residents are being asked to prepare for power outages and flooding similar to what we have seen during the severe storms lately. virginia governor bob mcdonnell is expected to declare a statewi
. iraqi forces are there for training and not fighting. sarah simmons joins us with more. >> reporter: the president didn't claim victory but did declare an end to combat missions in iraq. from the oval office the president said the united states paid a huge price. now operation new dawn begins for troops and diplomats who remain in iraq. >> the country appreciates you, i appreciate you. and the most -- the most pride i take in my job is being your commander-in-chief. >> reporter: the message from president obama to u.s. troops is resonating overseas. >> it's a good feeling and a feel of of accomplishment that i did my part as well as many soldiers before me and soldiers now and you just have a sense that you left something much better than you found it. >> reporter: as the training continues, president obama delivered an oval office speech announcing a change in the mission. >> if we remove nearly 100,000 u.s. troops from iraq. we've closed or transferred to the iraqis hundreds of bases. and we have moved millions of pieces of equipment out of iraq. this completes a transition to ira
to the north of us, like our camera is drifting off around here in the studio now. but it's going to be a great day. here is a look at current temperatures. 66 this hour at dulles. 66 at baltimore. 69 at washington. officially at national airport. 67 at fredericksberg. and 66 degrees to the north at frederick. so as we move through into today we're going to see the winds pick up. right now they've picked up between 10-15 mile-per-hour winds but we expect to see them gusting as high as 25 miles per hour before the day is said and done. and here is a look at your forecast. sunny skies, windy, much cooler. our high today only 78 degrees. yesterday we hit 96 degrees. wow, talk about definitely a big change in the forecast for you. it will get cool tonight, temperatures only into the 50s. so grab a sweater if you are heading out tonight. but other than that, not bad at allm back to you. >> gwen, thank you very much. >>> our top story this morning, new developments in the race for d.c. mayor. >> a new poll shows gray ahead of fenty by 7 points which makes the next few days even more crucial for both
for being with us. i'm steve chenevey. >> and i'm allison seymour. that pesky little humidity is creeping back into the forecast. tony perkins is joining us with the details. not just the nasty humidity. >> i keep saying that. today is a transition day. we've had great weather for the week. today is not so great. it will be humid, warmer, more clouds and it will set us up for a wonderful weekend. high clouds streaming through early this morning. you'll see some sun filter through but the clouds will thicken up and by tonight mostly cloudy skies. right now 69 in the capital. 62 at dulles. dover, delaware, 67 degrees. today clouds on the increase. warm temperatures. more humid than it has been. breezy with winds out of the south at 10-15 miles per hour. that's a look at the weather. now an update on traffic and for that we go to julie wright. >>> not so bad right now if you're at the wilson bridge. the inner loop of the beltway slowing leaving braddock toward 66. and the lanes are open. eastbound 66 tied up as you work in from the virginia visitor's center and nutley street to the beltway.
. thanks for being with us this thursday morning. rn i'm steve chenevey. >> and i'm eveyallison seymour. more now ymon today's top storyt one of the lasting scenes from yesterday's hostage situation at the discovery channel building will be concerned parents waiting to get their children who were being taken out akof the discovery kids day care inside of the building. ld all of those children were in safely reunited with their e parents. >> we'll go rentlive to the discovery channel building where there is still a police po presence this morning in a couple of minutes. nu >>> but first the latest on hurricane earl. the storm expected to reach the east thcoast late tonight and into tomorrow morning, but willi not likely make a direct hit. there is still concern that the core of the storm could shift closer to the coast. president coobama has already ordered federal agencies to coordinate relief efforts. fo a state of emergency has bmaryl and north carolina. thousands of tourists heeded calls to heedevacuate in north carolina but many are vowing to ride out the storm. to >> and let's get
vacation traffic. d.c. metro has the second worst gridlock in the nation. joining us from along the beltway, john townsend. good morning. >> good morning. >> i guess we can be glad we don't have the worst. >> we have the second worst. look at this on 95 and 495. the concourse of 95 and 495, absolute gridlock. this will take almost 45 minutes to untangle and if you're here and you don't see or hear us, your stuck in absolute gridlock. >> how much can we blame on this terrible traffic tuesday, back to school and back to work, as opposed to any other tuesday this time of year? >> well if you live in this area, you know it's been a bad summer. especially in summer with all of the construction going on. but now this is ground zero because everyone comes back to work, everybody is back from vacation and all of the school systems are operational today and that explains this next us of gridlock that we see here today and will feel throughout the area. think about this, there are 3 million workers in our area, 1.5 million of them will drive to work alone. 500,000 people on metro. and you have to inc
. a cool start to the day but it will be a beauty. we're glad you're with us on this wednesday morning. i'm steve chenevey. >> and i'm allison seymour. thanks for getting up with us on this very important day. a lot of folks bleary eyed waiting for the results to come in last night. >> and most results not coming in until people were in bed. >>> let's check in with tony for the forecast. >> good morning. i just stepped outside, it's going to be a picture perfect day. current temperatures, 63 degrees in the direct, 55 in baltimore. fredericksberg, virginia, at 56 degrees and in higers town it is 60 degrees at this hour. and here, not a cloud in the sky. clear skies across most of the area and a couple of clouds off to the south and east and we do not expect any precipitation today. after a cool start, mostly sunny. normal high would be 80 degrees and we're looking for a eye of 83 in the middle of the afternoon. that's a look at the weather. now another look at this morning's rush hour traffic with julie wright. >>> outer loop had yet another crash as traffic merges from 95 to the outer loo
election day. >>> good morning. thank you for being with us. i'm steve chenevey. >> and i'm allison seymour. it is 7:00 a.m. and the polls are just opening in the district and in maryland. they'll be open for the next 13 hours, closing tonight at 8:00. >> when the results come in there could be a major change in leadership in the nation's capital. vincent gray has been enjoying leads at the poles over fenty, but the question is can the incumbent turn out enough votes for four more years. we'll share our final interviews with mr. fenty and gray in a moment. >>> the other big race is in prince george's county where there will be a change in leadership and it's likely one of these two men will become the next county executive. we have that state this morning. >>> and state races across maryland, including the state house and senate and local races in several counties, we'll have that all for you this morning. >>> in the meantime, tony perkins joins us this morning. straight up 7:00. this morning is starting off clearer than yesterday. a lot of fog yesterday. >> yeah, today looks good. it's fin
for agreeing to join us today. i will be moderating the debate. we want to go over a few of the guidelines that we will follow. the candidates will have 90 seconds to make an opening statement. then one minute to answer questions posed to them. the other candidate has 30 seconds for a reput tall and there could be 30 seconds for count erie butyl if the candidate wishes. at the conclusion, each candidate will have one minute to make a closing statement. now let me introduce you to our panel of questioners. we begin with allison seymour and gurvir dhindsa. and paul wagner and d.c. political reporter karen gray houston as moderator, i may ask a follow-up question. the candidates then would get the full a lotment of answer and reput tall time. we have been asking you the viewer for your input and questions that you would like us to ask the candidates. we thank you for your response. you will hear many of your thoughts incorporated into the questions that we pose the next hour. we are streaming today's debate live on our web site at myfoxdc.com. you can go there to chat about the debate in real
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